New England Patriots

The New England Patriots injury report is out with final statuses for Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Most notable is that running back Rex Burkhead, who has been dealing with a concussion this week, was listed as “Questionable”.

Burkhead did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but was limited on Thursday and Friday. Rookie cornerback Keion Crossen became a new addition to the injury report on Friday with a hamstring issue. He’s also listed as Questionable, along with Burkhead, right tackle Marcus Cannon, and running back Sony Michel.

Right tackle Marcus Cannon is among those players listed as Questionable for Sunday in Jacksonville. But a new report suggests that he’s less likely to play than others. Jeff Howe of The Athletic tweeted on Saturday that “it’d take an impressive improvement” from Cannon to be able to play through a calf injury on Sunday. LaAdrian Waddle is next in line to start at right tackle if Cannon can’t go.

Safety Nate Ebner (knee) and tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring) were removed from the final injury report, which bodes well for the latter to make his season debut against the Jaguars. Here’s the full Patriots injury report from Friday:


RB Rex Burkhead – Concussion
RT Marcus Cannon – Calf
CB Keion Crossen – Hamstring
RB Sony Michel – Knee

The Patriots will leave themselves very thin at running back if they ultimately rule Burkhead and Michel out for Sunday. But Burkhead’s progression throughout the week indicates that he could be ready to go. Michel has been limited for six weeks and the team may still want to exercise patience with the rookie first-round pick, even if he’s healthy enough to play.

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